Catherine J. McCabe

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HANOVER TWP. — Catherine J. McCabe, 71, of Hanover Township, and a longtime resident of Parrish Street in Wilkes-Barre, died in the presence of her loving family at her home on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

Born Feb. 27, 1943, in Hanover Township, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Catherine Glennon McCabe.

Catherine was a graduate of Hanover High School and Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational-Technical School. Before retiring she was a licensed practical nurse in the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Oncology departments of the former Mercy Hospital.

A fan of Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, Catherine most enjoyed travelling the country and spending time with her grandchildren.

A sister, Patricia Scavone, preceded her in death.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Karen and her husband, Bill Cooper, Wyoming, Jack Howatt, Cape May, New Jersey and Richard and his wife, Sharon Howatt, Ozark, Alabama; grandchildren, Billy, Ryan, Kelsey and Sean Cooper, Amber Howatt, Richard and Nicholas Howatt; sisters, Maureen Paulson and Rita McCabe; brother, James F. and his wife, Maureen McCabe; nieces, nephews; other family and friends.

Celebration of Catherine's life will be held 8:30 a.m. Tuesday from McLaughlin's, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Saint Patrick. Interment will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at McLaughlin's.

Memorial donations may be made to the .

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McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service
142 South Washington Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 823-4567
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Published in Times Leader from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2014
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